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2750 - Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cardiology nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and dynamic registered nurse to join our cardiology specialist nursing team. The successful candidate will work closely with our cardiologists and a team of existing cardiac nurse practitioners to support nurse led rapid access chest pain clinics, the elective cardioversion service, the post MI service and to assist in the further development of our heart failure service.

Excellent communication and good teamworking skills must be demonstrated both within the application and in interview. The candidate must have the knowledge and ability to work independently, acting as a positive role model, and be instrumental in ensuring that high standards of care are delivered. Extensive cardiology knowledge and experience is essential with a willingness to undertake the ALS course. The candidate must also be educated to or working towards degree level, showing evidence of on-going professional development. We will also consider supporting the candidate to complete non-medical prescribing once the post-holder has experience/competency.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and knowledgeable cardiology specialist nursing team, please contact Matron Jessica Dunhill on Ext 4439 or Band 7 CNS Nicola Wilkinson on Ext 4981.

Main duties of the job

This is a nurse specialist role with the responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmed care.

Support medical and nursing staff in order to aid achievement of NICE Quality standards

Work in conjunction with wards and department teams and support the provision of a service that meets the needs of patients and their carers

Promote clinical excellent through his/her practice within the established services.

Provide specialist support and Health Education advice within the specialist fields to patients and carers.

Work closely alongside the multidisciplinary teams, developing, planning, assessing of care in clinics, wards and other clinical arrears. Providing specialist support, advice and information to patients and carers.

In conjunction with the CNS and lead Clinician, support the effective management of CHD clinics, Heart failure / Rapid Access clinics within agreed protocols

Perform non-medical independent prescribing in accordance with local and NMC policy, guidance and training, liaising closely with the medical team and pharmacy department. To be registered on the Trusts approved register held by the deputy chief nurse. Ensuring antimicrobial policy is adhered to.

Support the ward staff with pre discharge advice where required. Ensure accurate information is provided to appropriate services involved in the patients continuing care

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Knowledge and awareness


  • Knowledge of current healthcare issues
  • Nursing agenda
  • Clinical Governance
  • Quality audit and its application
  • Risk management
  • Best practice in specialty
  • Statutory and professional requirements
  • Health and Safety
  • Confidentiality

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.



  • Significant experience post registration
  • Previous experience working at a senior level
  • Experience in care of Heart failure patients and carers

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective communication/interpersonal skills
  • Effective decision making
  • Effective team working
  • Demonstrable influencing
  • Ability to monitor, maintain and improve service delivery
  • Quality benchmarking



  • RGN 1st level registered
  • 998 teaching and assessing qualification or equivalent


  • Evidence of post registration education and development towards degree level
  • Independent Nurse Prescribing

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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